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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
for his u.n. secretary against scathing criticism from republicans. >>> all that while embattled former cia director david petraeus will testify on capital hill today. >>> breaking news from the middle east as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> good morning,er one. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his career last week. instead, he'll be talking about details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the controversy over u.n. ambassador san rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and sen
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
and not a terror attack. u.n. ambassador susan rice, her name has been thrown out there as secretary of state, republicans are pushing back because she said five days after the attack it was spontaneous. petraeus could shed some light on this. by the way, his testimony is closed. lynn. >>> tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> well, for now for a look at the weather, let's check in with nbc meteorologist bill karins. i'm surprised you showed up at work. >> i would challenge anyone to have an easier job today than me, even you. >> wow. thank you. i've been slafg away all evening. you don't know. >> i know. it's a mess in the kitchen. good morning, everyone. here's what we're looking at, nice, quiet day. just like yesterday. whatever you wore yesterday as far as the jacket and gloves went will work today. a little bit warmer in south texas. everyone else is the same, 20s and 30s. very typical for this time of years. we don't have any big storms to track. we had the rain moving up through georgia, south carolina, north carolina. that's trying to push out of the outer banks an
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
to -- that did not stop him from criticizing some republicans attempt to stop him from making u.n. ambassador susan rice the next secretary of state. in the meantime, rice attended a u.n. security council meeting tonight on the recent violence in the gaza strip. she said president obama called benjamin netanyahu and reiterated his support for israel's right to defend itself. but she said the united states is urging israel to make efforts to avoid civilian casualties. it happened after an israeli air strike killed an hamas leader zufrnlt a woman can't walk after a medical mistake. she claims a doctor left something in her foot after surgery. shamari stone has the story. >> this woman scoots around her house in rockville tonight. >> this experience has to be the most painful i've ever had. >> she says nine months ago a doctor at the medical center operated on her foot to remove a bunion but left something behind. >> all i wanted him to do was take off my bunion and when i came out of surgery, i was in excruciating pain. >> her foot was red, swollen, she had no clue a broken drill bit was inside
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Nov 18, 2012 10:30am EST
heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll talk to senator lindsey graham exclusively this morning. >>> plus, the key figures trying to get to the bottom of benghazi and the petraeus affair. chair of the senate intelligence committee senator dianne feinstein of california. and chair of the house intelligence committee, congressman mike rogers of michigan. >>> then after the election, will washington get anything done? talks start on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, as mitt romney dr
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
negative comments from republican senators on the possibility that u.n. ambassador susan rice could become secretary of state. >> we'll do everything to block the nomination within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> i don't trust her -- i think she knew better, and if she didn't, she should not be the voice of america rance on "m press" days >> reporter: he referred to rice's appearance on "meet the press" days after the benghazi attack. >> but this is a spontaneous reaction to a video. >> reporter: today, the president was visibly angry. >> if senator john mccain, and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to hurt her reputation, is outrageous. >> reporter: overall, though, he was congenial and reflective. >> i am more than familiar with all the literature about the presidential overreach in second terms other hand, i didn't >> on the other hand, i didn't get re-elected ju
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm EST
that u.n. ambassador susan rice was reportedly using to answer questions as the administration's representative. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very l e likely responsiblen part or whole, in the death of ambassador stevens. >> she did entirely the responsible thing. >> now petraeus, said the decision to put out a different account of what happened was not political. he also said his personal scandal, the extra marital affair that led to his resignation last week had no impact on his handling of benghazi. how the cia missed threat to americans in benghazi, is still under investigation. jim and doreen, back to you. >> thank you, jim. d.c. school principal is home tonight after pleading not guilty to simple assault. her name is thelma jarrett. she was released from jail today. she is the principal at coolidge high school in the district. a former school employee claims jarrett and three other women attacked her, at a football game, this month. the victim says she was punched and kicked in the school's parking lot. jarrett is on leave now for the length of tha
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Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
's the point. >> reporter: republicans continued their attack on u.n. ambassador susan rice and her account in the days following the attack that expressed her role in an anti-muslim video. >> the stories he told re-enforced a political narrative helpful to the president. she was the most politically compliant person they could find. i don't know what she told, but i know the stories she told were miss leading. >> it was one of the most unfair attacks i have ever seen in washington in 34 years, susan rice was using the unclassifies talking points that were provided by the intelligence community. >> somewhere along the line those talk points changed. >> what i do know that every member of the intelligence community says the references to al qaeda were removed by somebody and they don't know who. >> reporter: but the administration denied claims of white house interference and says they made only a minor change. >> there's only one thing that was changed and i checked into this, i believe it to be absolute fact and it was the word consulate was changed to mission. >> reporter: and today lawma
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
republicans who have been critical of u.n. ambassador susan rice. they blasted her for saying it was sparked by an anti-islam film despite evidence that it was a coordinated terror attack. the president says she was just giving her best answer based on the intelligence she had been provided. senator john mccain is even trying to block -- threatening to block rice from becoming secretary of state if the president chooses her to succeed hillary clinton. >>> quickly approaching fiscal cliff is already giving investors on wall street a scare. dow closed down 185 points yesterday, third triple digit loss in a week. nasdaq is down 10% from september. the fear of grid lock on capitol hill is driving the tailspain. president obama says there is room for agreement. >> as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. and i've been encouraged to hear republican after republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of our a arithmetic if we're serious about reducing the deficit. >> the president did say he would not accept continued tax cuts for
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Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm EST
in the head for publically campaigning for education rights. on a visit to pakistan u.n. education envoy gordon brown presented a petition calling for education for all. malala, he said, has become a beacon of hope. >> people who were previously silent and said nothing are now saying we cannot allow this to happen. we are going to change this. >> reporter: doctors are preparing for her next surgery, but they say she continues to make remarkable recovery. this week her hospital in birmingham released a new video documenting the recovery with malala reading some of the karsd and thousands of messages from around the world. her father spoke on her behalf. >> she wants me to tell everyone how grateful she is and is amazed that men, women and children from across the world are interested in her well-being. >> reporter: back home her classmates gathered at school in her honor while two friends, also wounded in the attack, sent a message saying we are praying she gets better and comes back to our school. something malala's father says she hopes to do soon. nbc news, new york. >>> still ahead as
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Nov 11, 2012 11:30pm EST
. >> it has been going on several months. now it appears that they're saying, the fbi didn't realize un,000 till electitil election t rpelt -- petraeus was involved. >> the timing of this had nothing to do with the election. the fbi didn't notify the administration until after the investigation was complete because it didn't know what it was dealing general petraeus was to testify about at taken benghazi. general petraeus went to libya to conduct an investigation last month. there is speculation he will still be called to testify. >>> across the country and here in the d.c. area, many took a moment to remember sacrifices made by our spoke to some people. >> reporter: visiting the world war ii memorial on the national mall for the first time, this veterans' day. >> chokes me up a little bit. >> his two sons with him. in town for an event where he will see other sailors from his world war ii squadron. >> means a lot to hear what my dad, at this memorial and for tomorrow, for his, dedication, of his squadron. [ inaudible ] >> the memorial with fountain thousands, towering arches and wreaths, d
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
sparked a lot of questions about who the president would choose to fill that spot. it appears u.n. ambassador susan rice is emerging as a leading candidate. according to bloomberg news, several white house officials say rice is close to the president and has a similar foreign policy philosophy as the president. senator john kerry and national security adviser tom donlon have also been mentioned as potential replacements. hillary clinton may remain secretary of state for the beginning of the president's second term. >>> this morning we're seeing how emotional president obama became during and after his re-election bid. >> what you guys have done to continue the work that i'm doing, i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and what you have done -- [ applause ] >> the president got choked up when he thanked members of his campaign staff on wednesday. he told his staffers and volunteers that he is confident they will do amazing things in their lives. >>> dozens of students at one virginia college may be disciplined for how they reacted to the president's victory. ham
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
imprisoned in cuba have contacted an anti-torture expert for the u.n. for help. alan gross has spent nearly three years in a cuban jail. in that time, he's lost more than 100 pounds and has developed other medical conditions. in a letter made public yesterday, a lawyer for gross says, if he continues to be denied proper medical care, his treatment will, quote, surely amount to torture. earlier this year, the 63-year-old gross developed a mass behind his shoulder that u.s. doctors he has not been treated for. gross is serving a 15-year sentence for what cuba calls crimes against the state, charges gross denies. >>> new this morning, d.c. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked the flames in northwest washington. this is at the intersection of 14th and spring street just before midnight. the building was full of smoke. we're told the fire started in the basement and was quickly put out. no one was hurt. montgomery county firefighters are also trying to figure out what sparked this fire in dickerson. firefighters posted this photo on twitter. the home was engulfed in flames. we're t
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00am EST
or un are airy tract infections. >> pregnant women may want to put cell phones down. a new study says cell phone radiation exposure during pregnancy may impact fetal brain development. researchers studies pregnant wife. an active cell phone was placed on half of the cages. the mice exposed to the cell phones were more active and their memory was slightly worse. >>> the man behind the voice of elmo on sesame street is on a leave of absence after allegations surfaced he had a relationship with a teenage boy. the show released a statement saying earlier this dyear, a 23-year-old man said when he was 16 he had a relationship with the puppeteer behind elmo's character. the man denied those allegation, calling them inflammatory. the show says the claims are unsubstantiated. >>> hundreds of janitors at  walter reed medical center in we these da are looking for their paychecks. the union that represents the 300 janitors there say they haven't been paid in two weeks. the union says it filed a could plant against federal contractor s-cap enterprises. the union says the company claims it hasn'
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
to be the next secretary of state, but "the post" claims that ambassador rice, u.n. secretary to the united nations, is in line for that job. >>> a jet attack struck the rebel held region in syria near the turkish border, killing one person and injuring at least three others. turkey says the attacks are endangering their security. the violence has killed at least 36,000 people since the uprising against president bashar al assad's regime last year. >>> a rocket attack killed a 28-year-old man in afghanistan. rockets hit the northeast section of kabul overnight. it happened near an zbins service office building and a private tv station. insurgents occasionally launch rockets into the city, but the weapons are not very accurate. >>> new this morning, four people in the hospital after a violent night in northeast washington. the victims are of a triple stabbing and a shooting just three miles apart. the stabbing happened at the 300 block of 51st street just after 1:00 this morning. when the police arrived, they found two women and a child with stab wounds. they are expected to be okay. no word
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
not to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as his new secretary of state. after rice claimed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. go after me, the president demanded. >> to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: mostly he came across mellow. a victor reaching out to his opponents. and with both sides rlly not very far apart on taxes, the president clearly hopes his reelection will tip the balance. get him a few republican votes. and the kind of deal he wants to avoid the fiscal cliff. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> nancy pelosi has put rumors about her future to rest. she raised more money than any other member of congress to put democrats back in power. but her party fell far short of the 25 seats needed to win the majority last week. still pelosi succeeded in electing the most diverse caucus in the country's history. >> as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. and i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues, to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> the only woman ever
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
in benghazi. republicans today demanded a new investigation and warned the president not to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as his new secretary of state. after rice blamed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. go after me, the president demanded. >> and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: mostly he came across mellow. a victor reaching out to his opponents. with both sides up here not really far apart now on taxes, the president clearly hopes his reelection tips the balance, gets him some republican votes on this. and the deal he wants to avoid the fiscal cliff. live from capitol hill, steve handelsman, news4. >>> steve, thank you. now, for more on the scandal involving the former cia director, nbc's pete williams joins us now. there's so many developments in so many different directions in this story. what's happened today? >> well, today we learned general petraeus will in fact testify before the senate about what happened in benghazi. it will be in a closed session. we're told actually he volunteered to do it. the senate said they wanted to hear from him, but his
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
a politically important lifeline to obama, u.n. ambassador dr. susan rice. but the overall issue remains highly political, highly partisan. even personal. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain, who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> and for the president of the united states, for two weeks afterwards, to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it, infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morerel on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice, that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that involved something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back here in washington continue to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security t
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
today got closed-door briefings from the cia. and reported later that the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, got a bit of a lifeline thrown to her by the agency. the cia corroborating what rice said she knew and when she knew it. but overall, she said this issue remained highly political, partisan, even personal. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain. who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it. infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morrell on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice. that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republica
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
is going to be benghazi, and particularly what u.n. ambassador susan rice did shortly after the attack, that it was spontaneous. that turned out not to be true. democrats and republicans thursday sparred over whether the administration intentionally misled the public. >> this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinformed -- read that lied -- to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. >> if you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror. >> reporter: now, both republicans and democrats on the house and senate side had briefings yesterday with the fbi and the cia. they saw realtime video of the attacks. today's hearing with petraeus -- in fact, both of them are also closed. we won't see him testify on camera, but the senate leaders say at least for their committee, the senate intelligence committee, they're planning to have an open public hearing on this probably in a couple of weeks. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us this morning. >>> breaking news from the middle east. escalating violence during what was
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm EST
the fight over u.n. ambassador susan rice, who, five days after the attack, denied it was al qaeda. using cia public talking points that dropped the al qaeda reference. >> and she did entirely the responsible thing in answering questions based on what was unclassified. >> reporter: but rice had a motive to spin the story on "meet the press." barack obama running for reelection, he might name her secretary of state. >> this is an administration led by a president who said when he ran for office that he would take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: republicans still charge rice with distortion. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in the whole for the death of ambassador stevens. >> reporter: petraeus knew it was al qaeda. he agreed to put out the different account. but not, he said, for political reasons. petraeus told lawmakers the cia just wanted to keep secret what it knew, and how it knew it. but republicans up here are not buying that was rice's motive. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> the whi
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> reporter: it did not end the fight over u.n. ambassador susan rice, who five days after the attack denies it was al qaeda. using cia public talking points that dropped the al qaeda reference. >> and she did entirely the responsible thing in answering questions based on what was unclassified. >> reporter: but rice had a motive to spin the story on "meet the press." barack obama running for reelection, he might name her secretary of state. >> this is an administration led by a president who said when he ran for office that he would take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: republicans still charge rice with distortion. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in whole for the death of ambassador stevens. >> reporter: petraeus knew it was al qaeda. he agreed to put out the different account. but not, he said, for political reasons. petraeus told lawmakers up here today, u.s. intelligence wanted to keep secret what it knew, and how it knew it. but republicans up here are
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am EST
officers said the attack was in response to an antimuslim video made near the u.s. petraeus added that u.n. ambassador susan rice had specific talking points for media outlets which did not include the terrorist plot because it was classified information. >>> a new report shows jill kelly the woman who helped launch the petraeus scandal visited the white house three times in the past year. she and her sister were invited by mid level staffers they met at the airforce base in florida. kelly also referenced petraeus and general john allen in e-mails to tampa's mayor and said the two generals were telling her to stop a local shock jock threatening to destroy a koran. petraeus resigned after admitting to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. the affair became public after kelly received threatening e-mails from broadwell. >>> railroad crossing signals will be tested today in a small texas town where a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. it had the flat bed trailer carrying the veterans and their families. witnesses say the crossing gates at the track came down
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Nov 18, 2012 9:00am EST
graham, south carolina republican leading the charge against the president's u.n. ambassador, susan rice is a nominee for secretary of state. all of this happening while the president is trying to get something done with congress over avoiding the fiscal cliff. and the future of the republican party. all coming up on "meet the press." and after the program, my press pass program with an inside look at lincoln with president historian fdoris kaernz good wi. >>> a man diagnosed with cancer and given just weeks to live finds solace at church. not in the way you might think. greg thomas was diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer three years ago. on long walks to clear his head, he found an old rundown church. he couldn't get inside, so he would sit on the steps to pray. and one day, thomas got enough energy to start repairing the church. get this just as the church started to shape up, thomas' cancer went into remission. >> there has been a lot of tears shed on these steps. and they have been tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of blessing too. this is my way of saying thank you. >> repa
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
sunny, cool, but nice for a football game. should be a good game, too. and again, we need this un. four-day forecast showing 54 degrees on your saturday. turn the clocks back one hour saturday night. 53 degrees on sunday. 51 on monday. 50 degrees on tuesday. and then watching that all-important possible coastal storm as it makes its way in here wednesday and thursday. so once again we've got a lot to talk about over the next couple of days. hopefully, that storm can stay off the coast. but right now i think it will affect us. and guys, this could bring some areas some snow. >> that's not good news. neither is this, what we're about to tell you. millions of americans are relying on generators this week and the champion power equipment company is recalling more than 8,500 of its generators because of a fire hazard. this is what those generators look like. they were sold from december to july of last year in costco stores. eight fires have been reported. we do have the model numbers and other information at nbcwashington.com. just search generator recall. >>> new york's coney island aquari
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Nov 14, 2012 12:35am EST
of footfalls on un-tread paths. so it is. do it. you must. 'cause if you fail to acquire the necessary votes, woe unto you, sir. you will answer to me. ♪ >> jimmy: that's how you do it, right there. that's how you do it. [ cheers and applause ] congrats on the great reviews and thank you for coming to our show. come back whenever you want! sally field! "lincoln" is now playing in select theaters. opens everywhere on friday. finesse mitchell joins us next. there he is in the bud light platinum suite. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] the best way to see an unlimited amount of cool stuff is to have an interstellar gateway in your house. but netflix will more than suffice. ♪ netflix is an amazing way to watch as many tv episodes and movies as you want instantly. you can watch on your tv, through a game console, or other devices connected to the internet. whoa, that's fast. [ woman ] and it's only 8 bucks a month. watch on all kinds of devices. get out of the way, marvin. sorry. start your free trial today. bad news; men use soap that can really dry their skin. fear not. dove men+care is here. it'
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Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
. that is a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice offered in the days after the incident when she said that what happened in benghazi was a spontaneous attack. some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified and therefore not included in the talking points rice was given. critics of the administration are demanding more answers while others are defending ambassador rice. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda involvements, and yet final ones just said indications of extremists. >> i don't think she should be pilloried for this. she did what i would have done or anything else would have done. >> reporter: now those who were in the room said petraeus testified that his resignation had nothing to do with the consulate attacks, saying it was solely due to the fallout from his admitted extramarital affair. he also apologized for his behavior. >>> a key figure in the resignation of cia director david petraeus is tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley's con
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Nov 17, 2012 9:00am EST
in the u.s. petraeus added that u.n. ambassador susan rice had specific talking points for media outlets which did not include the terrorist plot because, again, it was classified information. new reports show the woman who helped launch the petraeus scandal visited the white house three times in the past year. jill kelly and her sister were invited by a mid level staffer they met at the airforce base in florida. kelly also referenced petraeus and general john allen in e-mails to tampa's mayor. she said the two generals were telling her to stop a local shock jock threatening to destroy a koran. petraeus resigned after admitting to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. the affair became public after kelly received threatening e-mails from broadwell. >>> the time right now 9:07. next why a virginia professor is being singled out from hundreds of educators across the country. >> steven colbert brings his cynical antics right here to the district. why you might say he went face to face with his twin. >>> and a celebration of the family and community. how you can join this cultural e
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
in this article, she would like to get un-tired, but assuming she gets un-tired, if the head of the party comes to her in two years, everybody comes around her and says you've got to do it, could be the first female president, i think will be hard for her to say no. >> she's only 65. >> are we ready for a female president? i think most of america probably is. >> she would be -- she would break the glass ceiling that she talked about. >> can you think of a more qualified human being? she lived in the white house for eight years with another president, the united states senator, and now she's got every world leader on speed dial so there would be no questions about her qualifications. just a question of if she wants to run or not. >> and her significant other, too. kind of fun, too. >> they are set. >> imagine the excitement. >> oh, man. >> wow. >> who has the bigger spotlight, that's for sure, right? >> and got our take three. okay. weird wedding dances, father/daughter dances and some people have raised an eyebrow about that. a weird trend maybe developing. an article in "the huffington post" n
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
house has also lock wanted u.n. ambassador susan rice to success hillary clinton, but officials say congressional leaders are now warning them that the controversy over benghazi could complicate her confirmation, and counterterrorism adviser john brennan is still a possibility, if he wants it, to take over at cia. a lot going on here. savannah. >> complicated is the word of the day. amitch nell washington. thank you. let's turn to retired colonel jack jacobs who is an nbc military analyst. first petraeus, and now general allen involved. on the stunner scale, where do you put this? >> seven. very startling, especially for those people who worked with these officers and known for them for years and years. really quite astonishing. do you know general allen? what is his reputation? >> i don't know him very well. i've met him on several occasions. he's a 1976 honors graduate of the u.s. naval academy. he's got a -- a masters degree from georgetown, from the national war college. he's quite an intellectual actually. a great infantry marine and has had an absolutely stellar career. all th
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back to 39%. so he did leave some wiggle room there. >> all right, chuck. thank you very much. republican senator john mccain joins us now. senator, nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. >> i'll talk about ambassador rice in a moment, let me ask you about general petraeus and his testimony before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. what is the most important question you want the general to answer? >> w
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
, and perhaps a more controversial choice, u.n. ambassador susan rice, the obama administration's representative who gave the initial incorrect intelligence explanation of the benghazi attacks. still, most insiders believe rice and kerry are the two front-runners. white house veterans say clinton's eventual replacement will be on solid ground. >> the secretary of state in the second administration has the advantage of a president who has their bearings about what they want to accomplish around the world. >> in treasury the top candidate to replace timothy geithner white house chief of staff jack lew who has also served as the budget director. the president may decide to keep him where he is and perhaps look elsewhere to another senator or clinton administration veteran. at the pentagon leon panetta's departure may not occur until the spring but the list may include michele flournoy. she would be the first ever woman to head defense. rhode island senator jack reed, a west point graduate and veteran of the armed services committee. then there is john kerry if the president doesn't tap him for stat
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